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The Hottest Actresses Who Can Actually Act  

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List Rules Vote up any actress who is both hot and can act. Vote down those who can't act - or aren't hot.

Ranker has lists of the greatest actresses of all time and of the most beautiful actresses ever, but how many ladies score a spot on both lists? It's a rare treat to see an actress who is both nice to look at and convincing in whatever role she plays. The hottest actresses who can actually act include winners and nominees for Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, and Tony Awards - and a few others who surely have such accolades in their futures. Who are the hottest good actresses? More than just pretty faces, Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet, and Natalie Portman are among the best actresses working today. They're also super hot. 

Best of all, these actresses don't just rely on their good looks to score parts. After all, Anne Hathaway played a woman suffering from tuberculosis when she won an Oscar in 2012. And Charlize Theron played one of the least attractive women in cinematic history, Aileen Wuornos, when she won her (first?) Academy Award for Monster. This list also includes some of the hottest classic actresses, including Oscar winners Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Sophia Loren.

Does an award win or nomination necessarily mean an actress is good? That's really a discussion for another day. Instead, right now, vote up your favorite good actresses who also happen to be hot.

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Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Hottest Actresses Who Can Actually Act
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Academy Award Nominations
Junebug (2005) - Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008) - Best Supporting Actress
The Fighter (2010) - Best Supporting Actress
The Master (2012) - Best Supporting Actress
American Hustle (2013) - Best Actress

Golden Globe Nominations
Enchanted (2007) - Best Actress
Doubt (2008) - Best Supporting Actress
The Fighter (2010) - Best Supporting Actress
The Master (2012) - Best Supporting Actress
American Hustle (2013) - Best Actress, WON
Arrival (2016) - Best Actress

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Rachel Weisz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Hottest Actresses Who Can Actually Act
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Academy Award Nominations
The Constant Gardener (2005) - Best Supporting Actress, WON

Golden Globe Nominations
The Constant Gardener (2005) - Best Supporting Actress, WON
The Deep Blue Sea (2011) - Best Actress

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Elizabeth Banks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hottest Actresses Who Can Actually Act
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Diane Lane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hottest Actresses Who Can Actually Act
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Academy Award Nominations
Unfaithful (2002) - Best Actress

Golden Globe Nominations
Unfaithful (2002) - Best Actress
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) - Best Actress
Cinema Verite (2011) - Best Actress

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